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Gänzl, Kurt

Overview
Works: 133 works in 348 publications in 3 languages and 7,476 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Stories, plots, etc  Musicals  History  Biography  Discographies  Reviews  Biographies  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Kurt Gänzl
 
Most widely held works by Kurt Gänzl
The encyclopedia of the musical theatre by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ganzl's book of the musical theatre by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentially a collection of full plot summaries organized under country of origin and preceeded by brief historical introduction. Covers Britain, France, US, Austria-Germany-Hungary, and Spain. Indexed by author/composer/lyricist, and by song title. Includes a discography
The musical : a concise history by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting especially those shows that have entertained "most of the people most of the time, in most places where musical theater is played," Kurt Ganzl surveys the mainstream productions of the four principal areas that have been the most effective purveyors of hit musicals to the world's stages throughout the years - France, Britain, America, and Austria/Hungary/Germany. In a lively and witty narrative that sweeps away some favorite preconceptions and historical distortions, Ganzl brings together the multiple strands of languages, genres, and styles in various eras and areas to provide an entertaining and instructive overview of musical theater history in all its glorious diversity
The British musical theatre by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ganzl's book of the Broadway musical : 75 favorite shows, from H.M.S. Pinafore to Sunset Boulevard by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to seventy-five Broadway musicals of the last 100 years which are most often produced by amateur and professional groups gives plot synopses; Broadway production information including dates, casts, writers, lyricists, and composers; film versions; and photographs from the original Broadway production
Musicals : the complete illustrated story of the world's most popular live entertainment by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and German and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features landmark shows and the great performers, composers, lyricists, and impresarios who have made major contributions to the story of the musical
The Blackwell guide to the musical theatre on record by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Aspects of love by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In-depth coverage of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with over 150 lavish photographs and the complete libretto
Lydia Thompson, queen of burlesque by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of 19th-century musical theatre star Lydia Thompson, detailing her life as an actress, dancer, and singer
William B. Gill : from the goldfields to Broadway by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Song & dance : the complete story of stage musicals by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of stage musicals in the United States and Europe as well as an illustrated collection of some of the most memorable
Victorian vocalists by Kurt Gänzl( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian Vocalists is a masterful collection of biographies of some of the stars, secrets, and forgotten names of the British musical halls. Kurt Ganzl, among the world's leading authorities on popular musical theatre, paints a vivid picture of the world of Victorian musical theatre. Revealing the backgrounds, journeys, successes and sometimes misdemeanours of one hundred singers, this volume is not only an outstanding reference work for anyone interested in vocalists of the late 19th century, but also a compelling, meticulously researched chronicle of life on the Victorian stage
The British musical theatre by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lydia Thompson : a biography by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1865-1914 by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Soldene : in search of a singer by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Musical Theatre by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1915-1984 by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Willemetz : un regard dans le siècle by Christophe Mirambeau( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British musical theatre by Kurt Gänzl( Book )

1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The encyclopedia of the musical theatre
Alternative Names
Gallas, Brian Roy 1946-

Gänzl, Kurt 1946-

Gänzl, Kurt Friedrich 1946-

Kurt Gänzl écrivain néo-zélandais

Kurt Gänzl New Zealand writer

Languages
English (217)

French (2)

German (1)

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The musical : a concise historyGanzl's book of the Broadway musical : 75 favorite shows, from H.M.S. Pinafore to Sunset BoulevardMusicals : the complete illustrated story of the world's most popular live entertainmentLydia Thompson, queen of burlesqueWilliam B. Gill : from the goldfields to BroadwayLydia Thompson : a biography